The Grand Central Hotel: Roswell’s first upscale accommodations

May 15, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above and below: The Grand Central Hotel during the days of cattle drives. In other photos the dining room, card room and open bar are shown.       Story and photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico The first hotel that could be described as modern for its time opened in [&hellip...

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Leadership Roswell graduates class of 2016

May 15, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Leadership Roswell Class of 2016 (Submitted Photo) The Leadership Roswell Class of 2016 graduated at Third Street Station on May 7. Twenty nine students completed the nine month course learning about Roswell, Chaves County and the State of New Mexico. The...


Roswell Film Festival begins Wednesday

May 15, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

A group of students from Dexter on Friday exit the Galaxy 8 movie theater in back of the Roswell Mall, where all the screenings will be held for the Roswell Film Festival (Timothy P. Howsare Photo). For four days at least, Roswell can call itself Tinsel Town...

Sixth annual Walk for Hope slated for May 20

May 8, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Top: Cesar Perez, 17, with his mother Aracely. Cesar was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2013 but is now in remission. He is graduating this year from Roswell High School and plans to attend UNM to become an oncologist Below: Myca Patterson, 11, with...


Memories of Cahoon Park Pool

May 8, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Photos courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Cahoon Park Pool has been a popular summer attraction in Roswell for more than 80 years. The Roswell City Council voted recently to decommission the pool, citing leaks and other issues that...


Fun time had by all at Healthy Kid’s Walk and Roll

May 8, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Elementary schools in the district participated in a Walk and Roll to School on Wednesday. The initiative to get kids to exercise is part of Healthy Kids Chaves County. Students walked or road their bikes to school with family and friends. These kids are from...

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Jazz Ed. 101: Defining the art form

May 8, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Welcome to Jazz About Town! Monthly installments will be covering a wide variety of jazz related topics. We plan to keep you informed about the music’s colorful history, the lives of its important creators, composers and performers and information about...


Local iris show honors late charter member of Pecos Valley Iris Society

May 1, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Bob and Joyce Hutchings won best specimen and runner-up best specimen on April 23 at the Pecos Valley Iris Society annual show. Center: Best design and best design runner-up were won by Pegi Naranjo-Smith.  Bottom: Some of the entries for artistic...


The things she taught us

May 1, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Sara Lund Bonney with daughter Elsie Bonney feeding chickens in the snow in White Oaks, circa 1900. (Photo courtesy of Donna Ikard) Life and times of Roswell’s first female teacher, Sara Lund Bonney By Donna Ikard Special to the Daily Record The first...


Simpson journeys into unchartered waters

May 1, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

There have been just a handful of times in my life when I have eagerly anticipated the release of a new album, counting down the days until my favorite artist’s newest creation hits the market. Some of them met my expectations, some didn’t, but not until...